EE's, Ameraucanas? Colors?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MinnerBuckwheat, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. MinnerBuckwheat

    MinnerBuckwheat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought what were supposed to be Ameraucanas and Araucanas at the feed store. However, I am not noticing ear tufts, beards, or anything like that yet at a couple of months old. So are they EEs?? They are mixed in with my D'uccles in the pics, which, btw, ended up being 3 roos and 3 hens, but I lost one of each [​IMG]. At least I have 2 d'uccle hens though! Also, I LOVE the color patterns of all of my Ameraucana/Araucana/EE's whatever they are. Can anyone tell me what the color patterns are called? They look better in daylight, but I couldn't get a good pic without my flash going off.

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  2. Sierra pachie bars

    Sierra pachie bars Queen of the Lost

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    Only breeders sell pure Amercaunas . Hatcheries and feed stores sell Easter eggers. Still lovely I own both. A tell tale sign its the green legs. True a Amercaunas will have slate legs. If i had go pick between the two would be hard, I love them both. The egg color is so pretty.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They are EE's (except for the D'uccles) And 4th picture down is a cockeral.
     
  4. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have diluted EEs. The hatchery probably was trying to enhance their egg-production by outcrossing, and lost the muffs in the process. Hopefully they still lay green/blue eggs for you.

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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Quote:what she said [​IMG]
     
  6. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got yhe feed stor EE's Too. [​IMG]
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The little brownish ones with the spots are Mille Fleur D'Uccles. The others are Easter Eggers. As was mentioned, no hatchery sells true Ameraucanas or Araucanas.
     
  8. MinnerBuckwheat

    MinnerBuckwheat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew what the d'uccles were [​IMG]

    Why are you thinking the one EE is a roo? I picked them all up tonight and gave them a good once over, and they all seem to be pretty identical in terms of combs.
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:His coloring is a dead giveaway.
     
  10. MinnerBuckwheat

    MinnerBuckwheat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had no idea coloring had anything to do with gender with EE's. I have so much to learn!
     

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